At the University of Vermont, several higher education and student affairs graduate assistantships are available annually. Each assistantship is designed to provide graduate students with a professional opportunity to support and develop the University's goals and activities through its work with students. For specific questions about the assistantship recruitment process, please contact Samantha Haimes, sagrads@uvm.edu or by phone at (802) 656-4185. The majority of graduate students who presently hold assistantships are enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) graduate program.

A list of available HESA Graduate Assistantships is available below. Please note that the availability of these assistantships may change. This listing will be updated as changes occur.

How to Apply

In order for your HESA Graduate Assistantship application materials to be complete, you must:

Submit an Assistantship Application

Submit a Graduate College Application

Please note: Your application to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) Program will not be considered complete until BOTH applications are submitted to the appropriate places.

We no longer require the GRE to be eligible for graduate assistantships.

 

HESA Graduate Assistantships
Available Fall 2019

The following list of offices with opportunities that are currently available. The positions are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur.

Graduate Assistant for Education & Outreach Services - BASICS Coordinator

Department: LivingWell (Health Promotions / Education & Outreach)
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: LivingWell is a unit within the Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHWB) focused on health promotion and wellness.  Our mission is to create opportunities for accessing information, identifying resources, developing skills and making healthy choices.  We do this through innovative programming, collaborating with, and supporting campus partners and advocating for individual and community health.

Our office is responsible for implementing BASICS (Behavior Around Substances In College Students), a harm reduction model using motivational interviewing to help students understand their drug and alcohol use, identify and achieve their goals, and decrease negative consequences.  This assistantship focuses on helping coordinate the BASICS program by providing one-on-one sessions and helping provide prevention programs.  In the second year, there is an opportunity to expand into other areas of LivingWell (SexEd, Wellness, Mindfulness, etc) as interested.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the BASICS program.
• Participate in BASICS/Motivational Interviewing trainings.
• Facilitate the BASICS program in both individual and group formats, and grow into competency providing students with a positive experience.
• Maintain the online the BASICS program database and handle ongoing logistical needs (e.g., entering students into the system, managing the online scheduling system).
• Understand & be aligned with a harm reduction approach to substance use.
• Assist with developing and conducting trainings within the UVM community on various topics related to substance use and motivational interviewing.
• Attend Living Well staff meetings.
• Opportunity to attend various higher-level meeting on campus around policy
• Strive towards a deeper understanding of issues of diversity. Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into education & outreach efforts.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Occasional evening and weekend hours are expected.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~chwb/livingwell/; https://www.uvm.edu/health/BASICS

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
• Programming - Frequent
• Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
• Autonomy - Very Frequent
• Supervising - Not at all
• Advising - Not at all
• Collaboration - Very Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs position is designed to provide support for the Office of Campus Programs within in the Department of Student Life. The Office of Campus Programs provides consistent, high quality, and inclusive co-curricular programing to the UVM community. The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs aids in hiring, training, advising, and supervising the UVM Program Board (UPB) and Week of Welcome Squad. This individual will assess student social program outcomes with attention to the diverse needs of the UVM student body. This position aids in developing and implementing programming for Week of Welcome, FallFest, WinterFest, and SpringFest and events that meets the University’s social justice and environmental stewardship needs. This includes negotiating performances and programs with agents and performers, and the development of After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity. Expectations for this position also include participation in workshops and activities to develop multicultural competencies and promote social justice - as well as to contribute to fostering a collaborative, multicultural environment for UVM students and staff. Our work is grounded in a commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice, and student centeredness.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Co-advise and supervise the UVM Program Board (UPB), specifically working with the production team and one planning committee
• Assist in the coordination and implementation of week-long and large-scale programming such as Week of Welcome, FallFest, Fright Week, WinterFest and SpringFest.
• Serve as the lead coordinator for After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity, which includes program development, marketing, and event execution.
• Partner with the Coordinator for Campus Programs to develop a leadership and social justice curriculum for UPB meetings, trainings, and retreats
• Implementation of a "Passion Project"

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~slife/

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
• Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
• Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
• Autonomy - Very Frequent
• Supervising - Very Frequent
• Advising - Very Frequent
• Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for the Career Center

Department: Career Center
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: General Description: The Career Center leads university-wide efforts to educate, empower, and equip UVM students as they build successful career paths. The graduate assistant is an integral part of these efforts, providing comprehensive career services to students in alignment with the institution’s career success initiatives. Services include support with job and internship searching, graduate school advising, major choice, and career exploration. This position would also develop, market, and facilitate a series of alumni panel presentations. We wholeheartedly embrace diversity and multiculturalism and active engagement in creating a welcome and inclusive environment is a requirement of this role.

Responsibilities:

• Provide career counseling to students. (Training provided in career development, counseling theory, micro-counseling skill development, and career resources)
• Offer drop-in career assistance to students and alumni at the Hub, one day per week, and assist with staff coverage as needed.
• Coordinate alumni panel series on various industries. Research and recruit alumni, facilitate panel discussions, and organize event logistics. Promote to students using email and social media, and perform outreach to student groups and faculty.
• Deliver workshops in classes and other venues on topics such as: resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.
• Review resumes and cover letters through our job and internship database, Handshake.
• Create or edit career-related materials and assist with other projects as needed.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~career

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Frequent
  • Counseling / Advising - Frequent
  • Project Development / Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Collaboration - Sometimes

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Graduate Assistant for Davis Center Operations

Department: Dudley H. Davis Center (Division of Administrative and Facilities Services)
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Graduate Assistant for Operations & Event Services directly oversees a team of 20-25 student Information Desk Assistants which includes recruiting, hiring, training and supervising.  They advise and coordinate leadership training/development for a team of six Student “Team Leads.”   Additionally, this GA serves as an advocate for the student staff experience within the department for our approximately 100 student staff members.  As such, the graduate assistant will coordinate and assist with the student employment program including recruitment, hiring, training and assessment.

Responsibilities Include:

• Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 20-25 student Information Desk Assistants and 1 Lead Information Desk Assistant. Includes: bi-weekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, occasional staff activities, and daily scheduling.
• Responsible for the overall management and support of the two Davis Center Information Desks, which includes, execution of a campus-wide lost and found system, an event ticketing service, scheduling throughout the year and ensuring equipment and supplies are up-to-date for student use.
• Engage students and professional staff members in dialogue specific to diversity, social justice, and trends in higher education during staff meetings.
• Lead the effort to develop and execute a successful student recruitment and selection process for our team of approximately 75-80 students.
• Assist Office Manager with basic HR duties as needed each semester for new and returning student staff. Including but not limited to: creating hiring forms and advertisements, ordering supplies for student support programs, and submitting catering requests for staff training events.
• Advise and run regular meetings with the Student Team Lead Group from each employment area (Info Desk, Building Manager, Tech Assistants, Production Assistants, Office Reservation Assistants, Campus Production Assistant) as the central planning team for full-staff trainings and programs throughout the academic year.
• Provide leadership training and development for the Student Team Lead Group throughout the year.
• Plan and facilitate a team-building retreat for the Student Team Lead Group to foster collaboration and communication at the beginning of the school year.
• Coordinate in-service staff meetings and end of the semester gatherings with the student Team Lead Group.
• Serve as key member of the department for ongoing diversity and social justice conversations and initiatives for our staff.
• Work independently and in conjunction with the other Davis Center Operation & Event Services staff to develop, deploy and maintain a variety of assessment tools relating to staff trainings, student job satisfaction, and other departmental efforts as needed for the continual improvement of the department and facility. Work collaboratively with operations and student life staff to analyze and report data.
• Maintain the recreation and game room through the ongoing maintenance of pool tables, board games, and magazine subscriptions.
• Assist the Assistant Director for Operations & Events with special projects and research associated with the management of a 186,000 sq. ft. facility.
• Design marketing that highlights the Operations Office of the Davis Center to be displayed throughout the building in various mediums.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate:

• A commitment to and willingness to learn about our values of social justice and environmental stewardship.
• Active critical thinking skills and can identify, prioritize and manage projects and tasks.
• The desire to work in an active and dynamic student center environment and brings excitement and energy to the work they do.
• Leadership, supervisory, and/or operations experience or strong potential in these areas.
• Experience with student programming, training, or student center employment.
• Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
• A willingness to gain skills in the area of assessment and systems management.
• Additional Notes: This position has a required start date of July 15, 2019. There may also be an opportunity, desire, and funding for this position to begin as early as July 1st.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~davis/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs in Student Life

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2019

 

General Description: The University of Vermont’s Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs (LCE) is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of LCE is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on civic engagement.

The Graduate Assistant in LCE serves as a resource for UVM students interested in leadership, activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor, the AD of Leadership & Civic Engagement (AD for LCE).
This position works with another GA for LCE and the AD for LCE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Leadership and Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year; see below.
Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Campus Marketing & Outreach for Service Projects: Oversee the management of volunteer requests (from off-campus) for UVM students through outreach of community partners and the use of social media tools and other online resources connecting students to projects. Curate, design, and send a biweekly newsletter of involvement opportunities.
• Social Justice Training: Coordinate the logistics of the Next Step Retreat (a social justice retreat for students) with a campus leadership team, team of facilitators, and the AD for LCE.
• Student Leader Recognition: Plan and produce campus-wide annual Student Life Awards Ceremony each spring, and assist in highlighting student leadership year-round.
• Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus
• Student Service Organization Advising: advise service-focused student organizations through executive board, general body, and one-on-one meetings with student leaders. Organization support and projects may vary as needed (e.g., student org-produced events, benchmarking other institutions, etc.).
• Student Organization Advising Support: support outreach and develop resources and programming for advisors to student groups; host monthly advisor coffee hour events; curate, design, and send a monthly advisor newsletter.
• Student Staff: Supervise and work with student staff to produce leadership events, projects, and public relations for programming.
• Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as workshops by request.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~lce/

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
• Programming-Frequent
• Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
• Autonomy-Frequent
• Supervising-Sometimes
• Advising-Frequent
• Collaboration-Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Assistant Residence Director is important in the day-to-day management of a residential Learning Community. This position is directly supervised by a full-time Area Coordinator (AC)/Residence Director (RD) and assists in all matters pertaining to the management of the residential student experience of a complex ranging in size from 440-700 residents with 10-27 Resident Advisors (RAs). The Assistant Residence Director has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call responsibilities. This is a 10 month assistantship (August-May) with training in beginning in July. This is a live-in position.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, development and evaluation of RAs.
• Directly supervise up to 6 RAs and indirectly supervise up to 21 additional RAs; providing direction, support and development through one-on-one and staff meetings.
• Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
• Responsible for the implementation of educational and social programs that promote the development of community, student awareness and interaction, through the implementation of restorative practices and advisement of staff, hall council and other student leaders. This is done in collaboration with the Learning Communities Team.
• Advise and meet weekly with the Hall Council Executive Board members to provide development training and guidance.
• Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing processes
• Oversee the implementation of monthly health and safety inspections of student rooms.
• Serve as a hearing officer through the Center for Student Conduct for residents who have allegedly violated sections of the University Conduct Code.
• Serve as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources.
• Participate in a rotating on-call system, responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
• Create and maintain communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all ethnicities, abilities, ages, sex, gender or identity expression, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
• Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias that result from lack of respect.
• Serve on Residential Education area related committees.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
• Student Programming - Sometimes
• Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
• Autonomy - Sometimes
• Supervising - Frequent
• Advising – Frequent
• Collaboration – Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and small meal plan.

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Graduate Assistant for Residental Life- Graduate Coordinator for RA Recruitment and Selection

Department: Department of Residential Life

Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Coordinator for RA Recruitment, Selection, & Training (RA RST) within the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for North/Central Campuses, and will assist in the coordination of Resident Advisor (RA) recruitment, selection, and training as well as serve as a liaison to various campus departments and committees involved in campus programming.  This is a 10 month assistantship (Aug.-May).

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Administrative

Attend individual meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Recruitment, Selection and Training.   
Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team meetings).
Review, update and maintain files regarding RA Recruitment and Selection, RA newsletters, recognition efforts, and community development initiatives.
Selection

Serve on RA Recruitment, Selection and Training Committee.
Assist in the facilitation of Fall and Spring Selection processes.
Develop marketing themes for selection processes.
Assist in the revision of recruitment materials and selection processes.
Assess and evaluate departmental recruitment and selection efforts.
Training

Assist in the coordination of RA Fall Training, New Hire Training Day and Winter Workshop.
Assess and evaluate departmental RA training efforts.
Work on development, implementation, and evaluation of the Resident Advisor class: EDHI 202.
Review, update and maintain files and materials for the RA Manual.
RA Community Development Support

Create, update and maintain the RA online community.
Support RAs in their community development efforts through the management of departmental resources.
Utilize technology to enhance department communication with and support of RAs.
Implement recognition of RAs and their communities
Co-advise the RA Council.
Diversity and Social Justice

Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
Actively participate in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.
Additional Responsibilities

Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
The person in this position will have evening and weekend responsibilities.
Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
Programming - Sometimes
Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
Autonomy - Frequent
Supervising - Seldom/Not at All
Advising - Sometimes
Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions

Departments: Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management

Availability: Fall 2019
General Description: This position serves as an Admissions Counselor in the office of Undergraduate Admissions. With office space in the Visitor Center, there is daily interaction with visitors, admissions staff, and student admissions ambassadors. This position offers a great balance between administration, student development, and advising. The Graduate Assistant also assists in coordinating a team of about 65 AdvoCats, including four ACLeads.

AdvoCats are our student admissions ambassadors, and they lead tours, moderate panels, participate in calling campaigns, and play a part in social media outreach. ACLeads are our lead student admissions ambassadors, and they manage scheduling, tour route design, staff meeting planning, and recruitment.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• ADVOCATS: Assist in the supervision of about 65 AdvoCats. Assist in the development of spring and fall training as well as monthly full staff meetings. Assist in annual recruitment and selection. Share office space with the AdvoCats.
• ACLEADS: Collaborate with and assist in the supervision of 4 ACLeads. Attend weekly ACLead meetings. Assist in annual recruitment and selection.
• APPLICATION REVIEW: Learn about the structure of our application review process. Read, evaluate, and record comments on applications. Recommend and make final decisions on undergraduate applications to the university. Sit it on committee meetings to observe the entirety of the application review process.
• SATURDAY MORNING VISITS: Oversee the Saturday morning visit program in conjunction with campus visit staff and ACLeads. This involves preparing the Visitor Center space, assisting with check-in, leading the GIS (Group Information Session) presentation, answering questions from visitors, and moving about 200 people through our space each weekend.
• COUNSELOR ON DUTY: Serve as COD (Counselor on Duty) about once per week. This means leading the GIS (Group Information Session) presentation, answering the phone, responding to emails in the admissions inbox, and counseling student walk-ins.
• LARGE SCALE PROGRAMS: Assist at large-scale admissions events such as Open Houses, Junior Jumpstart, and Admitted Student Visit Days.
• OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional opportunities to explore additional realms of work in admissions, including but not limited to high school visits, territory management, and admissions-related conferences.
• Additional projects as assigned.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
• Project Development/Implementation - Very Frequent
• Autonomy - Frequent
• Advising - Very Frequent
• Collaboration - Frequent

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Available Fall 2020

The following list of offices with opportunities that are currently available. The positions are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur.

Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) for the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by a full-time Residence Director (RD).  The individual in this position assists the RD in all matters pertaining to the management of a residential complex ranging in size from 440-670 residents with 10-17 resident advisors (RAs). 

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Resident Advisor Supervision

  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, development and evaluation of RAs.
  • Directly supervise 5 RAs and indirectly supervise 5-12 RAs, providing direction, support and development through one-on-one and regular staff meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
  • Programming, Advisement and Community Development
  • Responsible for the implementation of educational and social programs that promote the development of community, student awareness and interaction, through the implementation of restorative practices and advisement of staff, hall council and other student leaders.
  • Advise and meet weekly with the Hall Council Executive Board members to provide development training and guidance.

Administrative

  • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing of the complex for both fall and spring semesters, as well as mid-semester breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving and Spring Break).
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours per week to include time spent in weekly Residential Education Team meetings, Committee meetings, and student staff and Hall Council meetings.
  • Oversee the implementation of monthly health and safety inspections of student rooms.

Student Conduct

  • Understand, interpret, communicate and enforce policies within their residential complex.
  • Serve as a hearing officer through the Center for Student Ethics & Standards for residents who have allegedly violated sections of the University Conduct Code.
  • Serve as a mediator during roommate or group related conflict.
  • Assist RAs to follow up on violations of health and safety standards that are not corrected by residents when requested by staff members.
  • Communication and Resource Referral
  • Serve as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources.
  • Encourage participation in programs that assist new and continuing students in their ongoing personal and academic development.

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Create and maintain communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all ethnicities, abilities, ages, sex, gender or identity expression, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
  • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias that result from lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • Serve 1 year (spring & fall) on 1 of the 3 Residential Education area related committees.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the RD or Assistant Director.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and small meal plan.

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Graduate Assistant for Residental Education - RA Recruitment, Selection, & Training

Department: Department of Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Coordinator for RA Recruitment, Selection, & Training (RA RST) within the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for North/Central Campuses, and will assist in the coordination of Resident Advisor (RA) recruitment, selection, and training as well as serve as a liaison to various campus departments and committees involved in campus programming.  This is a 10 month assistantship (Aug.-May).

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Administrative

Attend individual meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Recruitment, Selection and Training.   
Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team meetings).
Review, update and maintain files regarding RA Recruitment and Selection, RA newsletters, recognition efforts, and community development initiatives.
Selection

Serve on RA Recruitment, Selection and Training Committee.
Assist in the facilitation of Fall and Spring Selection processes.
Develop marketing themes for selection processes.
Assist in the revision of recruitment materials and selection processes.
Assess and evaluate departmental recruitment and selection efforts.
Training

Assist in the coordination of RA Fall Training, New Hire Training Day and Winter Workshop.
Assess and evaluate departmental RA training efforts.
Work on development, implementation, and evaluation of the Resident Advisor class: EDHI 202.
Review, update and maintain files and materials for the RA Manual.
RA Community Development Support

Create, update and maintain the RA online community.
Support RAs in their community development efforts through the management of departmental resources.
Utilize technology to enhance department communication with and support of RAs.
Implement recognition of RAs and their communities
Co-advise the RA Council.
Diversity and Social Justice

Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
Actively participate in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.
 

Additional Responsibilities

Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
The person in this position will have evening and weekend responsibilities.
Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
Programming - Sometimes
Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
Autonomy - Frequent
Supervising - Seldom/Not at All
Advising - Sometimes
Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Residental Life - Residental Education & Retention Coordinator

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The Graduate Coordinator for Residential Education and Retention (RER) within the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for Residential Education and Retention. This position will assist with the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum (co-curricular), coordination of leadership development opportunities for students, will co-advise the Inter-Residence Association (IRA), and serve as a liaison between various campus partners. This position has evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call duties. This is a 10.5 month assistantship (August-May) with training starting mid-July.

Administrative

  • Attend individual supervisory meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Residential Education and Retention.
  • Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team (RET) meetings, RET training, etc.).
  • Review, update, and manage purchase card statements, and monthly budgeting processes.

Residential Education & Retention/ Leadership Development

  • Co-chair the Residential Education and Retention committee.

Residential Education

  • Support and assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the new
  • residential curriculum model for Residential Education.
  • Collaborate with Intramural Sports in Athletics in the development and implementation of the Residence Hall Intramural League program

Retention

  • Assist in the planning and execution of large-scale events (STAR, Student Leader recognition, etc.) in conjunction with the Residential Education and Retention committee.
  • Aid in the coordination and development of appreciation efforts for the department (RA appreciation, Office Manager appreciation, custodial appreciation, etc.).

Leadership Development

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of logistics of internal and external leadership opportunities and conferences.
  • Serve as the primary facilitator for RET graduate cohort meetings.

Inter-Residence Association and Hall Council

Inter-Residence Association

  • Co-advise the Inter-Residence Association alongside the Assistant Director; providing administrative, and developmental support to IRA students in an advising capacity.
  • Attend and represent the IRA at various local, regional, and national conference as needed.
  • Interact with IRA members through 1:1 meetings as well as attendance at executive and general body meetings.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of summer and winter trainings for IRA Executive Board.
  • Continuously revisit and help anchor the IRA Executive Board in Restorative Practices, our departmental community building framework as well as student advocacy efforts.

Hall Council

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of logistics for our fall semester hall council retreats for students and advisors.
  • Co-facilitate Hall Council large-group meetings and in-services

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engages student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis (max. of 2 weeks a semester).
  • Some adjudication of conduct experience will be available.
  • The person in this position will have evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • Participate in major departmental events and initiatives (opening, closing, RA training, etc.).
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to interact with student leaders in a developmental and restorative manner.
  • Ability/comfort level with facilitating meetings among colleagues.
  • Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally.
  • Experience with student organizations/Hall Councils/Residence Hall Associations desired, but not required. (either advising or having been in a student organization)
  • Strong administrative and organization skills necessary, as well as the ability to navigate multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work and make decisions autonomously when necessary.
  • Ability to be creative and think innovatively.
  • Either prior knowledge or a desire to learn about residential curriculums/co-curricular initiatives.

Position Characteristics: 

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Student Programming Attendance- Frequent
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy- Frequent/Sometimes
  • Supervising - None
  • Advising - Frequent
  • Collaboration – Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and a small meal plan.

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Graduate Assistant for Academic Success - Orientation & New Student Programs

Department: Center for Academic Success
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: As staff members within the Department of Student Life, graduate students assist with the overall goals and programs of the Department, with a special emphasis on and collaboration with offices serving the needs of new students. This graduate assistant functions as Assistant to the Director of Orientation, working closely with the Assistant Director of Student Life for Orientation to plan, administer and implement the University of Vermont's new student and family programs.

These programs include:

  • A required student & family Summer Orientation program, conducted during the month of June in seven overnight sessions
  • A pre-semester fall and spring one-day Orientation program
  • An extended Orientation program required for all new students during opening weekend

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Edit the Orientation publications sent to all incoming students & families.
  • Function as administrative support and scheduling facilities for Orientation events.
  • Serve as an educator, mentor, and role model to undergraduate student leaders.
  • Recruit and select student staff of approximately 40 students.
  • Plan and deliver undergraduate Orientation Leader training sessions.
  • Work with new students and parents throughout the year.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/studentlife/orientation/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Sometimes
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Sometimes
  • Advising - Not at all
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes: The assistantship begins in early August and runs through June (with extra pay for this additional time).

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Graduate Assistant for Student Life - Leadership & Civic Engagement

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The University of Vermont’s Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs (LCE) is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of LCE is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on civic engagement.
The Graduate Assistant in LCE (GA) serves as a resource for UVM students interested in leadership, activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor, the AD of Leadership & Civic Engagement (AD for LCE).

This position works with another GA for LCE and the AD for LCE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Leadership and Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year; see below.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

First Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Social Justice Training: Coordinate the logistics of the Next Step Retreat (a social justice retreat for students) with a campus leadership team, team of facilitators, and the AD for LCE – in first year.
  • Campus Marketing & Outreach for Service Projects: Oversee the management of volunteer requests (from off-campus) for UVM students through outreach of community partners and the use of social media tools and other online resources connecting students to projects.
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.

Second Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.
  • Student Organization Advising Support: support outreach and develop resources and programming for advisors to student groups.
  • Student Leader Recognition: Plan and produce campus-wide annual Student Life Awards Ceremony each spring.
  • Student Staff: Supervise and work with student staff to produce leadership events, projects, and public relations for programming.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~lce/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
  • Programming-Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
  • Autonomy-Frequent
  • Supervising-Sometimes
  • Advising-Frequent
  • Collaboration-Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Student Conduct

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2020

Assistantship Responsibilities:
Community Standards
    •
Serve as a Hearing Officer
    • Facilitate Tier Meetings
    • Serve as Personal Development Program Coach
    • Assist with Project Discovery Curriculum Development
    • Participate in Assistant Director meetings with Residential Life
    • Serve as report reviewer and assign charges
    • Analyze and report data as requested
        o RBA
        o Monthly RL reports – re: case turnaround for each hearing officer to be shared at CSC/RL AD meetings
    • Assist with Education & Outreach
 

Academic Integrity
    • Serve on AI Councils
    • Facilitate AI pre-hearing meetings
    • Serve on International Student Success Task Force
    • Co-facilitate AI sessions for students
 

Social Justice Mediation
• Assist with Social Justice Mediation program development & outreach
• Serve as mediator for Social Justice Mediation cases
 

CSC Staff Development/Meetings
    •
Full Day Retreat
        o August/December or Jan
    • Full Staff Meetings – alternating every other week
    • Conduct Meetings -  alternating every other week
    • Department Social Justice Series (monthly)
    • Monthly fun lunches (optional)
 

Other Duties as Assigned
    •
Research projects
    • Front desk coverage (on rare occasion)
    • Posters/Marketing

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/sconduct/

Key Characteristics:
    •
Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
    • Programming/Event Planning - Sometimes
    • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising – Not at all
    • Advising - Frequent
    • Collaboration –  Very Frequent

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